There’s a reason why we’re drawn to the couples who work with us. I’ll admit it: it’s the excitement of the event. It’s the gorgeousness and inspiration that floods in when we hear a couples’ initial vision. It’s the ideas that fill our mind on how to twist what they’ve seen and made their inspiration into a new, completely unique vision for their wedding. But most of all… it’s them. The looks at one another. The stories from their hearts. The love they share. Kristine and Eric hit it off with us [and, I say US very literally- we met them on a wedding day just before an install, and they met with about 5 members of our team at their initial meeting!] and instantly there was a click there on a personal level. Kristine just gets it. She knows where to keep it romantic, and where to pop it modern. She knew how to be inspired by her venue. And thankfully, she totally knew that this day was most important because, well, she was getting married to the love of her life. It was clearly evident to us, and obviously to Brandon Kidd also- as he captured their love so fluidly. It oozes out of their images in a way that took my breath away and brought me to tears. And now, I’m sharing their stunning images with you…
Her bouquet, with those dyed peacock feathers, is just unbelievably. And I’m SO thrilled that it photographed just as gorgeous as it was!
I mean this in the best, most tender of ways but… Eric was a mess all day long. He knew he would be. We joked about it plenty when we saw them prior to the big day [and, even during!]. But it’s moments like this that make the connection real and raw- they make the day personal for each person working it, and each person attending it.
This moment above of the Ketuba signing is my favorite. It is SO real and tender. I’m totally in love with it. And, that crisp ring shot ain’t bad, either!
At SmogShoppe, there’s always a concern with the ceremony decor because of the space flip that takes place promptly afterwards. This simple herb-adorned aisle treatment may be my favorite of all the things I’ve seen there yet!
A hugely fun install project- vintage key/tag escort cards! Kristine was processing through a fun way to display them, so I suggested utilizing one of our oversized frames and stringing them [we opted for lace to keep the romantic feel of the day]- then quirked it up with mini burnt orange clothespins. So so so cute!
Promptly to follow: a gratuitous amount of decor and reception shots featuring the lovely work of Holly Flora.
The place cards are just ridiculously adorable with their hand-written scrawl. And that “late night snack” favor? Adore!
And a couple last tendies [which, to me, means “tender photographs”] of their first dance:
Isn’t it wonderfully refreshing to see a couple so clearly INTO each other? I adore this part of my job [the part where I get to witness two lives being bonded together forever, and then the part where I get to re-live each of those moments in their permanent state through photos as the day flies by…]
K+E: if it wasn’t evidently apparent how much we adore you, please revel in that truth now. You two are “the good ones”. The ones that make every drop of sweat and every unexpected snag [that is promptly solved] worth it. Your day was perfect, don’t get me wrong- there wasn’t a single snag to overcome, but… the love you two share fuels the fire in our hearts to share what we do with the world as the days go by. You make us work tirelessly with silly smiles on our faces after 15 hour days. For that, I’m forever grateful.
Vendor Rundown for all our fabulous readers…
Venue: SmogShoppe [shouts to Bobby, Galen and Stephen who chatted us up until the wee hour of 3am during the packdown with lots of laughs and fun!]
Coordination: In The Now’s very own Sharon [and of course, Kristen and Rachel for their incredible assisting abilities]
Floral and Decor: Holly Flora
Photography: Brandon and Kristin Kidd
Cake: Susie Cakes
Catering: Heirloom LA
DJ: Patrick at 123 DJs
Calligraphy: Trial By Cupcakes [love love love]
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
I don’t have enough good words to say!
**This wedding was fabulously featured last week on Ever Ours, special thanks to Lydia for the feature!!